Health can be challenging. Our bodies are complex machines, constantly fighting off different bacteria and being exposed to a wide range of chemicals from diet, pollution, household products, water supplies, the list goes on. On top of that, our bodies have to adjust to high levels of cortisol when we are stressed, the often debilitating side effects of pharmaceutical drugs and the resulting hormonal and immune complications from all of the above.
Even the most durable machine can be overloaded and without the right fuel, it’s hard to stay on top of health. If you go into any room of people and ask who their suffers from regular fatigue, brain fog and stress I don’t there wouldn’t be a hand left down. If this is you, your body might just need a reset. Here are 4 quick points on how to declutter your body and stay on top of your health.
Flush out daily toxins with alkalizing water. The amount you should drink actually depends on your gender, weight and lifestyle. I try to drink at least 2 litres per day and that’s not including the water from other sources. Water is incredibly important and with your brain alone being made-up of 70% water, you don’t want to overlook the importance of quality. The reason for this is, water can be full of chemicals like chlorine and fluoride. You end up putting the toxins back in and as fluoride is accumulative in the human body and a neurotoxin, it’s easy to go over the safety barrier resulting in toxicity overload. Buildups of fluoride over time can cause various serious health conditions. For more information on this visit Fluoride Alert.
Exercise gets blood and oxygen pumping through your body, allowing organs to be repaired. Regular fitness is one of the best ways to detoxify, as it drains your lymphatic system and helps you to sweat out toxins. All you need is a good 20 minutes of exercise to get your heart rate up and allow your system to get to work. Exercise is also proven to improve your memory, thinking-skills and lifts your overall mood.
Did you know sunshine (Vitamin D3) actually kills off bacteria? Getting outdoors for 20 minutes per day creates over 200 antimicrobials, killing off bad bacteria, funguses and viruses. Vitamin D has so many other health benefits, including reducing depression and strengthening your bones. Toxins that arent excreted by your body gets stored in your bones causing conditions such as osteoporosis. So keep your bones healthy, detoxed and strong by keeping sunscreen off for at least 20 minutes. When you do reach for sunscreen, keep it organic to reduce additional toxins.
Negative thoughts build negative energy. Negative energy releases negative chemicals into the body like cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormones that puts our bodies into fight or flight. Too much cortisol has been shown to shrink the hippocampus section of our brain and is linked to various other serious health conditions. Our daily lives at work, not to mention our high pressured society keeps us on our toes but too much of this with no downtime takes its toll.
Mind weeding is exactly as it sounds – Ridding the mind of unwanted and unnecessary thoughts that are weighing us down. This is especially important and challenging for those suffering from depression.
There are two steps for mind weeding that work for me. They are journalling and affirmations.
Every single day, there are between 50,000-70,000 thoughts running through our heads. You may be over-thinking your large workload, thoughts that pop up for your next meeting, things you have to wish you had said, scenarios you didn’t handle as well as you had liked, times and dates of appointments, the pain you have carried from a relationship, you name it!
Journalling takes away the full weight of responsibility from your brain. It gives us a psychological settlement that you have written it down and it’s okay – you don’t need to think about that anymore. That weight off seems to give us a sense of closure. This is very important if your thoughts are around a painful experience like a break-up. In this case, write down your feelings, thoughts and words to the other person. Youll be amazed at want closure this can bring. You don’t need to give it to them, just take away that weight from your mind.
The other tactic is affirmations. Affirmations are good for embracing acceptance. We all have something in our life that we would like to change but sometimes, we are not always able to or at least not in the immediate future. Instead of stressing over what isn’t and manifesting the negativity, embrace what is and what could be. This allows you to expel negative thoughts, swapping them out with affirmations.
“I hate my job” could be replaced with “There is so much opportunity around me. This is my stepping stone”, “I am so socially anxious” could be swapped with “I am trying my best and I am happy with who I am. I’m still learning”.
We’re all looking towards health. We all know that we should thrive and we are aware that our bodies need to be looked after. It’s about making the steps and putting in the effort. Health can be yours if you truly want it.
Do you have any more tips to share on health? Feel free to share and leave your comments.